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We would have expected that Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) would take to college like an overachieving duck to water, but according to Candice in a new TV Guide interview, that is not the case. What is this “different side” she teased for her The Vampire Diaries character in Season 5?

“[Caroline] is a little bit more timid than we’ve seen her before, a little intimidated, a little overwhelmed,” Candice said of Caroline’s new life as a college freshman. Caroline, timid? We’ll have to see it to believe it — but we are excited at the prospect of seeing a new side to this ever-evolving character. Oh, and apparently some new love interests.

"We will see other male characters in the series that will be in college and that are good looking. So, there's definitely opportunity for temptation or flirting or whatever young freshman in college do," Candice revealed.  "But Caroline is still holding onto her relationship with Tyler."

What exactly does “holding on” mean? Candice said: "They definitely care for each other, but we'll see that things have changed. It does parallel what young relationships go through when they move to college and are in two separate places. You're trying to figure out yourself and your life and your path and trying to meet other people. It's a lot for a relationship to withstand. So, we'll see how long she's able to do that."

How do you think college will change Caroline and her relationships? Share your theories in the comments below!

Source: TV Guide